A.J. Christoff


Position: Defensive Backs, Linebackers

A.J. Christoff brings more than two decades of football knowledge from both collegiate and NFL levels to Football University. His coaching career started at the University of Oregon in 1975 as a defensive coordinator. After 7 years with the Oregon Ducks, Christoff continued sharing his defensive expertise with other universities such as Stanford, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Alabama, UCLA, Colorado, USC and Cincinatti.

During this time his teams appeared in a total of 12 bowl games: Aloha Bowl (1984 & 1995), Hall of Fame Bowl (1987), Sun Bowl (1988 & 1991), Sugar Bowl (1989), Fiesta Bowl (1990), Rose Bowl (1993), Holiday Bowl (1996), Aloha Classic (1998), Motor City Bowl (2001) and the New Orleans Bowl (2002).

At the collegiate level, A.J. Christoff played a major role on the defensive coaching staff that worked with such athletes as: Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas, Cincinatti Bengal Safety Sam Shade, ESPN Personality Mike Golic, Super Bowl XXV Champion Eric Dorsey, Super Bowl XL & XLIII Champion Troy Polamalu, U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alumni Shaun Cody, fellow Football Universiy coach Frank Strong, two time NFC champion Ricky Manning and 2007 NFC interception leader O.J. Atogwe.

In 2003, Christoff became the defensive backs coach for the San Fransico 49ers and worked directly with Safety Tony Parrish.

Coaching Career

  • University of Idaho (1963-1967)
  • Oregon State (Grad Asst – 1972)
  • New Mexico (1973-1974)
  • Idaho (1975-1976)
  • Oregon (1977-1982)
  • Stanford (1983, 2003-2004, 2006)
  • Notre Dame (1984-1985)
  • Georgia Tech (1986)
  • Alabama (1987-1989)
  • UCLA (1990-1994)
  • Colorado (1995-1998)
  • USC (2000)
  • University of Cincinnati (2001-2002)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2008-2009)